Re­strain your­selves

Country Life Every Week - - Letters To The Editor -

HUR­RAH for COUN­TRY LIFE in your ‘gen­tle plea for re­straint’ (The COUN­TRY LIFE guide to wed­dings, April 26). As a vicar, I tell all prospec­tive wed­ding cou­ples that, le­gal pre­lim­i­nar­ies com­pleted, should they wish to turn up in jeans and a T-shirt with two wit­nesses in tow, I would be happy to marry them. It’s de­signed to draw their at­ten­tion to what re­ally mat­ters—namely, their vows. Ev­ery­thing else is pack­ag­ing. At a drinks party re­cently, I men­tioned this to a father whose daugh­ter had just got en­gaged and he prac­ti­cally frog-marched me across the room and de­manded I re­peat the sug­ges­tion to her—sadly, it sub­se­quently tran­spired, to no ef­fect. Rev Philip de Grey-warter, Vicar of Fowey, Corn­wall

The writer of the let­ter of the week will win a bot­tle of Pol Roger Brut Réserve Cham­pagne

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